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Joe and Teresa Giudice (Source: Splash)

Amid all of the legal turmoil surrounding The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple Teresa and Joe Giudice, at last, there’s a bit of reprieve. A bankruptcy court recently ruled that Teresa and Joe will not have to sell their lavish mansion to settle their million-dollar debts.

According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline, the trustee of the Giudice’s ongoing bankruptcy case filed documents back in December stating their home is of “inconsequential value” to their estate. Luckily, the court’s proposal was certified earlier this month and the family will get to remain in their Towaco, New Jersey residence.

Both Teresa and Joe could face more than 50 years behind bars over unrelated fraud and tax evasion charges. The couple is set to stand trial for that case in April of this year.

From reality television star to primetime series actress, Bravo’s NeNe Leakes is certainly a television superstar! In addition to being the highest paid Real Housewife, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star has launched her very own production company.

Rumor has it, the company is called NeNe Leakes Productions True Entertainment. The company has only produced one television program, NeNe’s wedding special, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding where NeNe received credit as an executive producer. RealityTea reports that NeNe’s company is currently in the process of developing three new reality television series—including a dating show!

NeNe is looking to expand her empire even more this year. The TV maven recently announced her next project—a clothing line!

I am so excited to share a little sneak peek of my clothing line! More details soon but about to help make you all look and feel FABULOUS in 2014, hunni!” NeNe wrote on her website along with a picture of an inspiration board for her upcoming collection.

The clothing line, titled NENE by NeNe Leakes, is sure to feature plenty of glamorous and bold designs!

Will Justin Bieber’s recent arrest be featured on the next season of Bravo‘s The Real Housewives of Miami?  Pop-star Justin Bieber was arrested by police in Miami, Florida this past week on charges of drunk driving, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid driver’s license. The nineteen year old is seeking the representation of Roy Black, The Real Housewives of Miami star Leah Black’s husband.

Roy appeared before a judge during Bieber’s bail hearing this past Thursday on behalf of the troubled singer.

Despite the national headlines, Lea was unaware that her husband was representing Justin. “U guys have me laughing,” she tweeted “I just checked my tweets and found out about the Biebs, didn’t know – hubby just called -was too rushed to mention.”

It looks like the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is about to get crazier!

The cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may undergo a major cast shakeup after the current season ends. And according to RealityTea, rumor has it that Kim Richards is on the chopping block.

“Kim is definitely on the outs and it’s very likely Kyle [Richards] will go with her, so there’s going to be two spaces to fill,a source revealed.

A possible cast addition is sex-therapist Dr. Ava Cadell. Ava, 57, is a relationship expert and specializes in all areas of eroticism. She also hosts her own radio show, Sex Drive.

“[The RHOBH production company Evolution] has actually been trying to get Ava to join the cast for two years now, but it hasn’t been the right time for her previously,” a source dished. “She’s top of the producers’ short list and if they can agree terms she will definitely join the cast next season.”

The former actress, who refers to herself as a “loveologist”,  is married to California defense attorney Peter L. Knecht.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s handsome househusband Apollo Nida has reportedly been charged by federal authorities with bank fraud and identity theft.

Apollo, husband to Atlanta Housewife Phaedra Parks, was named in a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. District Attorney’s office on January 21st, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Apollo allegedly created fake companies and fraudulently opened bank accounts and took out loans using stolen identities.

Apollo had surrendered to federal officials late Thursday and was later on a pretrial bond of $25,000.

This isn’t the first time Apollo has been in trouble with the law—he served time in jail back from 2004-2009 for auto title fraud.

Hulu, an online television and movie company, will be producing an original Real Housewives parody series—Hotwives of Orlando.  The series is centered around a group of Floridian women who some may say resemble many of Bravo’s Real Housewives! Check out the trailer below!

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Lauri Peterson (Source: Amy Graves/WireImage)

The rap sheet on one former Real Housewifeson is pretty impressive.

Josh Waring, the son of The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Lauri Peterson, has been charged with a felony of grand theft auto, according to TMZ.

Josh was booked on October 10th for allegedly stealing a 2005 Cadillac.  In addition, he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, an opium pipe and needles, and attempting to destroy evidence.

Lauri, who starred on the series for four seasons, initially left the show to focus on her son. Josh, who has been getting in trouble for years, struggles with a heroin addiction and even served a year in prison on drug charges.

Well, it’s official! Whether you love her or hate her, Caroline Manzo will not be returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey next season.

The mother of three opened up about her recent decision to depart the series in her Bravo blog this week.

“Over the past few years my outlook on the show has changed from something I couldn’t wait to show my future grandchildren to something I hope my future grandchildren never see,” Manzo wrote.

“I’ve always prided myself on being a good example for my children and my decision to leave is based on advice I’ve always given them: ‘Be true to yourself and be proud of who you are, you are born with a name and you die with a name, don’t dirty it up.’ Going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I’m done.I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give.”

Despite Manzo’s departure, fans of the family matriarch will not have to say their goodbyes just yet. Caroline and her family are already in production on a pilot for BravoManzo’d With Children (working title) will follow the Housewife in her duties as the “ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family.”

“We are having an absolute blast filming it,” Caroline said. “I hope you all join us as we start our new chapter,”

Interesting enough, The Real Housewives of New Jersey may be undergoing a sibling swap. Marked by the departure of her estranged sister, Dina Manzo may be returning to the show In Touch Magazine reports.

Dina, an original cast member of the show, is “in serious talks” to return to the hit reality series after a three-season hiatus. “The timing is perfect,” a source told In Touch.

The changes coming to The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast do not stop there. Producers will be adding three new housewives to the mix next season, another source told the mag.

“They have added three new women — twins Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and their friend, Amber Marchese.”

“The show got really dark,” the insider explained“They needed to bring in new faces to get back to some of the lighter drama that everyone loves from the Real Housewives franchise.”

There is no official word from the remaining cast members Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Melissa Gorga or Kathy Wakile regarding their roles next season; however, rumor has it that Jacqueline’s future on the show is highly in question.

As of now, The Real Housewives of New Jersey has not officially been renewed for a sixth season although filming  is tentatively slated to begin in December. No cast contracts have yet been offered by the network.

The show’s future may be more uncertain now than it has been in the past, given Teresa and Joe Giudice’s legal troubles.

It is no secret that The Real Housewives have their fair share of financial trouble. This time around the former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lynee Curtin is scrapping for cash.

In an effort to get spousal support, legal documents that were filed during Lynne’s divorce reveal that the former reality star is completely broke. According to the documents obtained by TMZ, Lynn only has $100 left in total assets.

The documents claim she only earns $250 a month, a mere $3,000 a year, from her jewelry business.

Although her monthly expenses exceed her monthly income, Lynne claims she lives a pretty meager life—spending only $515 a month.

Lynne and her husband Frank starred on The Real Housewives of Orange County during seasons 4 and 5.  She filed for divorce from Frank in December, and she says she needed to get a loan to pay her attorney fees.

Season three of The Real Housewives of Miami is coming to a close. With the season finale approaching, all of the ladies gathered around and rehashed all the drama during the reunion filming this past Thursday.

“Reunion time!! #RHOM @bravotv,” Alexia Echevarria tweeted on Thursday morning along with a photo of her dressing room.

According to our insider, the reunion taping was a HOT MESS! “All of the women hate Lea [Black] and Joanna [Krupa],” our source revealed.

The Real Housewives of Miami airs Mondays at 10/9c on Bravo.

Drama, drama and more drama! That is what we can expect on the upcoming sixth season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

From Kenya Moore offering Phaedra Park’s husband Apollo a sexual pleasure to NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss preparing to bust some ass, this is sure to be the juiciest season yet!

Catch a glimpse of what is to come in the extended trailer below!

These southern belles make their return on Sunday, November 3rd at 8/7c on Bravo.

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Kandi Burruss (left) and Kim Zolciak (right). (Source: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank)

The stars of Bravo’s Real Housewives certainly know how to throw down— both in and out of court.

Months after The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss filed a lawsuit against her former costar Kim Zolciak, a verdict has been reached. Burruss, who was represented by her current cast member Phaedra Parks, claimed Kim had swindled her out of a large portion of profit off their 2009 single “Tardy for the Party”.

 A judge officially ruled in Zolciak’s favor last week after she responded with her own legal documents, claiming Burruss used the lawsuit as a publicity stunt to promote her now-cancelled spin-off show The Kandi Factory.

“I hardly got anything from Tardy for the Party. That is the truth,” Kandi wrote on her blog in October 2010. “I am not mad about it. I really blame myself because I didn’t handle my business correctly.”

“The truth always prevails,” Kim wrote on Twitter. “Revenge can be bitter sweet but if you sit back and watch karma it can be pure entertainment.”

Kim and Kandi starred together on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kim has since left the series and is currently starring in her own spinoff series, Don’t Be Tardy. She and her husband Kroy Biermann are expecting twins.

The pinot may be a little too bitter for one Real Housewives of New York City couple. According to Page Six, Ramona Singer’s husband of 27 years Mario has been having an affair with a young mistress.

Mario reportedly has an ongoing relationship with the young blonde after meeting in the Hamptons this past summer, and there are pictures to prove it!

“The girl said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but I have to show you some pictures,” a source told Page Six. “She showed me a photo on her phone of Mario’s ding-dong. A selfie text of his naked body, in the girl’s apartment!”

According to the paper, after a few weeks of fooling around Mario reportedly got the young girl pregnant and then paid for her to have an abortion. Although the report claims the two are still seeing each other, Ramona claims the story is indisputably false. “It’s not true,” she told HollywoodLife.com

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer is recovering from surgery this week after being diagnosed with early stage endometrial cancer. Camille “underwent a radical hysterectomy today,” her rep told E! News on Friday. “The surgery went well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant recuperation period.”

 Camille, 45, was at an elevated risk for cancer due to genetic issues, her rep says. “[Camille] has been diligent about regular checkups and monitoring, which explains that early detection and rapid treatment.”

 “Mrs. Grammer expresses gratitude to all the amazing health care professionals who have taken such loving and nurturing care of her. She urges all women to be aware of the genetic factors relating to women’s cancers and get regular checkups.”

Brandi Glanville sent well wishes to her former RHOBH co-star telling E! News, “Camille is a strong woman and I know she’ll come out of this even stronger. She has been a good friend to me and I send her all my love.”

Camille has two children via surrogate with her ex-husband, former Frasier star Kelsey Grammer.

 Caroline Manzo, an original cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, may not be returning for season six of the hit reality series. In her Bravo blog this week, Caroline reveals her true feelings on the never ending Gorga-Giudice feud and discusses her thoughts on Part 1 of the reunion show. Is she really done with RHONJ?

“The back and forth between the Gorga-Guidice clan was predictable, Caroline wrote. “…to be honest, at this point in the game I’m throwing the towel in. Both believe they are right and innocent, and frankly, you can’t berate someone for speaking what they believe to be their truth. One day the sun will shine down on them all and there will be peace in the neighborhood, you gotta believe folks, believe.”

During the reunion show, Teresa Giudice admitted to lying in her blog about the healing vacation the cast attended together. Caroline voiced her feelings about Teresa’s reversal writing, “When Teresa told me she lied in her blog that Al and I fought throughout our Arizona trip I was speechless. I’m not going to say anything other than shame on you, grow up. What she tried to do backfired. It didn’t hurt or cause any drama within the Manzo household, it only made a decision very easy for me — I’m done.”

Despite Manzo’s possible looming departure on RHONJ, fans of the family matriarch will not have to say their goodbyes just yet. Bravo has given the green light to a pilot starring Caroline and her family. Manzo’d With Children (working title) will follow the Housewife in her duties as the “ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family.”

Caroline’s sister, Fran, who we met earlier this season on RHONJ, will also be part of the pilot as she continues to bring in stray animals, including a pet pig, to the house.

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