Teresa Giudice of RHONJ, the combative money-grubbing one, could get a spin off


This story came out a couple of days ago, and we considered covering it then. I kind of pushed it to the back of my mind and in the interim I’ve seen a ton of stories about Teresa. She seems to be everywhere, and she’s still earning tabloid covers that I’m convinced are bought and paid for by Bravo. (Full disclosure: none of us watched the current fourth season of RHONJ. I have seen the first season and part of the second.)

As you may know, Teresa was in a feud with her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, after Teresa tried to claim Melissa used to be a stripper. I feel like we’ve been hearing this story for months, and we basically have, but the episode finally aired where Teresa confronted Melissa. (Supposedly Melissa did work at a gentleman’s club but just as a bartender for a week only.) That was the season finale on Sunday and we still have the crazy screaming reunion to look forward to. So now Melissa and Teresa hate each other more than they used to. Teresa is also fighting with fellow castmember Jacqueline Laurita, I guess over this whole strippergate fiasco along with the fact that Teresa is a narcissistic combative bitch. Teresa told Anderson Cooper that Jacqueline is texting her so much lately she may “go to the cops” while Jacqueline tweeted in response that “Teresa shouldn’t go on TV to say I’m threatening her unless she wants a defamation suit against her.” Jacqueline later backed down and tweeted that she was “having a moment. It’s all good now.”

So what is going to happen with Teresa, the one who freaks out and schemes and fights the most? The one whose husband is basically a mobster, who has served jailtime, who cheats on her, and who has defrauded creditors by filing for bankruptcy and hiding assets while continuing to live large? She’ll probably get a spin off of course, since she knows how to bring the drama:

Teresa Giudice is the one you love to hate or hate to love on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, so brace yourselves, because RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the Giudice family could be getting their own breakout show on Bravo.

Always feuding with someone — most recently fingered by Jacqueline Laurita for exposing Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga’s alleged stripper past — Teresa and her husband Joe have tackled run-ins with the law, bankruptcy, cheating scandals and plenty of public backlash.

“All the drama and crazy things that Teresa and Joe have done is what makes them perfect candidates for their own breakout show,” a source close to the situation exclusively tells RadarOnline.com.

“They’re in talks right now and the show would include the whole Giudice side of the family, which would explain why we saw more of Joe’s brother Pete and his wife Sheila in last Housewives season.”

However, the source notes one large hiccup that could put a kink in the Giudice’s plan; Joe’s impending fraud charges that he’s facing up to 10 years in prison for.

Joe will stand trial for fraudulently obtaining a phony driver’s license after he was accused of using his brother’s identification to get a new license when his own was suspended due to a DUI.

“With Joe’s possible jail time they’re trying to iron out how this show would work, but they’re definitely pushing forward on it,” the insider said.

The source says Bravo has exhausted all the drama they can get out of the current New Jersey cast, so their best option is a spin-off with the popular characters.

“People are starting to bore with the same old cat fights every episode so they need to change it up,” the source said.

“And those Giudices will do anything to earn a dollar!!!”

[From Radar]

I could go into all the reasons why this is wrong, but I pretty much explained it all in the intro. Hopefully this will fall through and the Giudice’s infamy will run its course. These shows wouldn’t exist and we wouldn’t talk about them without people like Teresa. I’m surprised to know they exist.

There is plenty more news about Teresa and RHONJ, particularly about the reunion show that promises to be explosive. I won’t get into all that except to share this video preview. I love how crazy Teresa looks when she tries to screw up her face. (In the first video at :45, and Radar has a priceless photo here.) She’s had so much Botox she looks like a lizard.

Reunion preview.

Clip: Teresa and Jacqueline argue about strippergate

Clip: Teresa calls Caroline fat

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  1. Erinn says:

    She’s quite a masculine woman. I’ll watch these shows from time to time (my mom watches them) and you just know that the reason she’s on there is because she causes so much trouble. People love to hate her. What’s disturbing is that on the comments on Radar on stories about her there are ALWAYS a bunch of whackjobs defending this woman.

    • Anonny says:

      Sadly, hating her keeps her on the air. So I’m all “meh” about her. She’s nothing more than a low-intelligence, classless idiot with skewed priorities, who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Nothing more.

    • LeeLee says:

      I agree 100%. She has always reminded me of a man in drag. And the bad hair! Those lunatics that support her actually buy hair products from this woman. I have never seen crazier fans. Almost Worse than those twilight characters.

  2. Esmom says:

    Lol at the headline, aren’t they all combative and money-grubbing? Although among the trashy wackos, she does seem to be the queen.

    Bravo’s promo is a joke: “Love to hate or hate to love?” What garbage. I also hope this falls through, she and her slimeball husband do not deserve a dime or any recognition for their disgusting ways.

  3. Eve says:

    I don’t know who this woman is (and don’t want to know) but damn, that’s the strangest hairline I have ever seen!!!

  4. Cleveland Girl says:

    What gets me the most about this whole thing is that Teresa fooled everyone. She started off on season 1 as relatively normal, and we all thought that Danielle was the crazy one. Teresa basically got Danielle kicked off of the show, but Teresa is the maniacal, bullying one. This woman is a real piece of work, but she has her fans totally snowed, and that is all that matters in the Bravo world.

  5. Lauren says:

    She actually used to be one of my favorite housewives but I can’t stand her now. To see the way she treats her own family just to keep her name in the headlines is disgusting. She’s so fake and I hope that if she does get a spinoff that it tanks.

  6. Talie says:

    You should’ve said, “The one with the crazy hair line”

  7. Gia says:

    She’s definitely a character! What would that show do without her…she’s all everyone in it talks and bitches about. I also don’t buy anything that Melissa chick says. She is shady. Not that Theresa is a saint…

    • Alana Fajina says:

      I agree. I don’t watch much TV due to work commitments but when I do, I want it to be absolutely trashy mindless harmless trash. I am guilty :( But I will admit there are times when I am just so appalled that I actually get upset and then remind myself; Hunnie, you can Always change the channel. Something about Melissa though, I feel like she is almost as crazy just hides it better.

  8. NeNe says:

    This is a show I will never watch. It seems that Bravo has lost all of their standards. By bad, that is, if they had any to begin with. I personally think that Danielle was a saint compared to this lunatic.

  9. Cam S says:

    You guys don’t kill me, but I can never watch that show because her face hurts my eyes. Same way with the “Two Broke Girls” sitcom, the color of their waitress uniforms are so abrasive to my eyes.
    This lady’s eyes are so…oddly set apart

    • Relli says:

      See for me its Jacqueline’s face that distracts me. Whatever hack whittled her nose down made it so disproportionate from her face that I just cant look at her.

  10. annaloo. says:

    OMG, that hairline…

  11. OhMyMy says:

    And this is why I took Bravo off my channel favorites list. So I wouldn’t have to see the promos of these awful people on their awful shows.

    She’s had more than her 15 minutes. Enough.

  12. Lindsay says:

    She last person in the word to critique parenting. Her kids are already running that house.

  13. judyjudy says:

    I don’t like to snark on people’s looks but she is a very unfortunate looking woman.

  14. Jacq says:

    She’s a lying, scheming, money grubbing idiot. I am a major Bravo-phile but if she gets a show, I’m done with that channel. It wouldn’t surprise me is Tre used to be the stripper, considering the way in which she will do anything for a dollar.

  15. DD says:

    If you haven’t watched the last season, you have no idea how Teresa has been set up and betrayed by producers and the rest of the unholy cast. It has made me a Teresa fan to see her rise above it all and become a story of success against evil. I love Tre and her family and hate the rest of the boring, lying, bullying clods on that show.

    • Msbock says:

      Re you kidding? She is a lying scheming manipulator! You can see it in her eyes when some sorta drama starts she loves it! She is fairly drooling, at first I sorta “got it”; she was in a lotta debt and trouble with the law, she needed to keep herself relevant and employed. But, at what cost? The destruction of your family and long term friendships? Nah, I ain’t buying it, I believe she faked it pretty well the first season and now her real personality is “on display”

      • LeeLee says:

        Even with all that she has still been able to manipulate people into supporting her with sob stories. I cannot get over how simple her fans are. They are supporting her by buying her products because they say she needs to support her family. Meanwhile Teresa has a beach house (that she tweeted from all summer), a boat, expensive cars, a tacky McMansion, designer shoes and bags. More than 95% of her fans have I’m sure. I don’t get it.

    • NeNe says:

      You have got to be kidding me!! Even a blind person could see that she starts everything. NObody set her up…. Nobody in their right mind would believe that she was set up!!! Time to face reality child.

    • oliveo says:

      DD- I totally agree. This show has been edited to pieces, and largely because the cast was filming season 4 while season 3 was airing. It seems that they hated each other for what they were seeing on TV but obviously couldn’t comment on it on camera. I went into this season HATING Teresa but had to stop watching the show because the cast and production seemed so against her… those other horrible women had nothing to say except how much they hate Teresa… it’s all sad.

      • Cleveland Girl says:

        If what you say is true, then there must be a reason. She must be so mean and hatful and difficult to work with, that Bravo had no choice but to edit this way. They did the same thing to Jill Zarin, but no one cared because everyone hated her anyway. Trust me, Teresa must be one miserable human being to be around, editing or not.

      • oliveo says:

        I mean… all of these women must be pretty awful to be around, right?? :)

        Bravo definitely wanted Jill Zarin out of her series because Bethenny was getting her own spin-off and was the breakout star. I’m just saying that what we don’t see on this show- like Melissa going behind Teresa’s back to get on the show, all the magazine cover deals being negotiated, etc.- often affects how terrible they treat each other when the cameras are rolling.

  16. Really? says:

    What she should do, to get ratings, is have her hairline fixed on air. Even i would want to watch that, to see the transformation.

    Too bad the other ugly parts of her can’t be fixed, meaning her personality. It’s hard to watch this show with all of the dysfunction…wow.

  17. RN says:

    Wasn’t there already a failed sitcom about cavemen?

  18. Bluedog says:

    Nobody “set up” Melissa but Bravo. Bravo creates ALL the storylines. Melissa knew strippergate was coming and loved every minute of it.

  19. Relli says:

    I just cant bring myself to watch RHNJ anymore, its so boring that i swear they have been arguing about the same thing a few seasons now. I tried to get into this season but no, I just cant.

    At least when Danielle aka “ProstitutionWHorror” was on it was interesting.

  20. Dinah says:

    Jesus, she has the mental/emotional capacity of the average sixth grader. Seriously.

    Teresa should spend some of her income on forehead electrolysis.

    Oh, and she deserves every ounce that husband of hers.

  21. Leslye says:

    This chick is a train wreck. She keeps spouting off about the charity that she raises money for like she has a clue. She had no idea who or what the NephCare charity was before she went on Apprentice, it was like she stuck her hand into a hat and drew out a charity and went with it. She is so disingenuous when she speaks of the charity. She is the phoniest person on TV and that is saying a lot. Even the Jersey Shore people are more real than she is. And stupid! Her husband is clearly talking smack about her and she laughs it off saying he wasn’t referring to her when he used the vile name he did. And she used the same word when referring to Jacqueline…..low class. Sums her up. Low class.

  22. Memphis says:

    A spin off?! About what?

    Juicy (and Yes, I just threw up a little in my mouth as I typed that) and his cheating ways or maybe how Tre handles his “vacation” or “away” time so the kids don’t know daddy went to prison? Or maybe they will just focus on how NOT to raise your children.

    SMH.

  23. Darth says:

    I can’t fathom how people find this show the least bit entertaining. These people are all so dumb and boring. I’m hoping that the final season of Jersey Shore marks the beginning of the end of this whole Guido fad. It’s seriously tiring.

  24. Francesca says:

    That is one psycho bitch. She doesn’t care what happens to her children obviously, which is the only tragedy of this circus.

  25. Holden says:

    She looks like a greasy raccoon that I caught digging through my trash.

  26. MaxxHotness says:

    I am a huge housewife fan and read a lot of gossip on the Internet (obviously) so I happen to stumble across this site http://famewhorgas.wordpress.com/
    And it pretty much blew the top off how f’ed off this whole cast is…. Teresa has been set up because Andy doesn’t like Teresa’s homophobic comments and joe won’t play ball w then and purposely acts like an ass to piss off producers. Caroline Jackie and Kathy will not return next season…. And supposedly there is a mistress of chris laurita that is threatening to expose Chris and jaqueline’s marriage and his cheating ways…. Anyway there is so much more that would need it’s own post but if u r a rhony fan def check out the site- eye opening

  27. Alana Fajina says:

    I saw a few episodes kinda recently so idk what season we’re on but the one where she’s wearing the feathers….. um. i just. couldn’t. look. away. WHY?? WHAT HAPPENED?? What’s wrong with her wig? Extensions? I’d watch this show just because I Must Know!!! It’s like a train wreck but then they’re all so dramatic anyway, I don’t see the big deal. I don’t buy what she’s sellin, I didn’t even know she hawked stuff but it’s on and it’s not going anywhere [like the Kardashians] so why get our panties all in a bunch? Sit back with some popcorn, get comfy and have a giggle, it’s not that serious. These people chose this life so why should I care that they’re beefing??

  28. Itsa says:

    I can’t decide if I want a spin off to happen or not. On the one hand, I’d like her to just go away for good and not keep getting paid big bucks to act like a fool and a bully.
    On the other hand, I really want to watch her go down in flames. I want a front row seat. Who’s bringing the popcorn?

  29. citygirlsf says:

    That woman is painfully and embarrassingly stupid.

  30. Elle says:

    I only watched the last season and I agreed with the other girls being against teresa until going back and watching from the very first season/episode. I do believe that the directors had this all played out and planned. I know some people who have been in the music/filming business and they say its a set up plus all the editing. I also think that Melissa and Kathy shouldn’t have joined the show. When they did, Tre totally turned into a different person. I kind of get where she is coming from, I hate it when I’ve work so hard or have my own thing going on and people just come trying to take over what I’m doing. It’s a little selfish yea but its like having someone copy everything you have, or take over your parenting. It gets very annoying. Psychologically I think it was very natural for Tre to act upon the situation on how she did towards her family. Business is not meant for family, not everyone will agree

  31. Elle says:

    I only watched the last season and I agreed with the other girls being against teresa until going back and watching from the very first season/episode. I do believe that the directors had this all played out and planned. I know some people who have been in the music/filming business and they say its a set up plus all the editing. I also think that Melissa and Kathy shouldn’t have joined the show. When they did, Teresa totally turned into a different person. I kind of get where she is coming from, I hate it when I’ve work so hard or have my own thing going on and people just come trying to take over what I’m doing. It’s a little selfish yea but its like having someone copy everything you have, or take over your parenting. It gets very annoying. Psychologically I think it was very natural for teresa to act upon the situation on how she did towards her family. Business is not meant for family, not everyone will agree