Friday, April 12, 2013
Ridgewood Municipal Court Judge David Pfund ruled counterclaims filed against Johnny Karagiorgis by "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members should move forward.
Update at 12:10 p.m. Friday One of the stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" alleges a Paramus man threatened to kill her and provoked a large fight between her and several other cast members at a Ridgewood grand opening March 30. Jacqueline Laurita testified at Johnny Karagiorgis' probable cause hearing Friday morning that the 38-year-old Rutt's Hutt employee was told not to come to the Posche II grand opening, according to a report on northjersey.com. Despite that, Laurita testified, he showed up with a body guard and was ready to fight. That night, a sink was reportedly thrown and clothes trampled during the brawl. Karagiorgis claims his nose was broken during the scuffle, alleging Joe Gorga, of Montville, and Laurita's husband …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Giudice rejects state's final plea deal, hopes to avoid prison time.
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice does not want to spend time in prison, so much so that he has rejected the state's final plea deal in the case of him allegedly using his brother's ID to get a driver's license and would rather go to trial for the charges. The trial is expected to begin May 28. Forty-three-year-old Giudice, a Towaco resident, was arrested in 2010 after authorities claim he attempted to use his brother's information to obtain a new driver's license when his own was suspended for DWI charges. Giudice, who is married to Bravo reality star Teresa Giudice, has rejected plea offers before, but according to The Record, his recent rejection was in lieu of a possible five years in state prison.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Montville's Joe Gorga and two other cast members accused of assaulting a man at the grand opening of a Ridgewood business on Saturday say they were the victims.
Three cast members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, including Montville resident Joe Gorga, have filed counterclaims against a Paramus man who says he was beaten in a sink-throwing brawl Saturday night. Gorga, and Chris and Jacqueline Laurita each filed counterclaims Thursday at Ridgewood Police Headquarters alleging that Johnny Karagiorgis, 38, assaulted and threatened them Saturday at the grand opening of Kim DePaola's Posche 2 clothing boutique in Ridgewood. By the time the brawl was broken up by security, clothes were trampled, sinks were destroyed and blood stained the walls of 74 East Ridgewood Avenue. Police said one of the claims made against Karagiorgis includes terroristic threats, an indictable offense. A bloodied …
Friday, March 29, 2013
'Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage' will be available for pre-order Sept. 17.
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and Montville resident Melissa Gorga is sharing her secrets to keeping her marriage alive and vibrant in her soon-to-be-released first book, "Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage." The book's cover was revealed this week to US Magazine, as well as the pre-order date of Sept. 17, when fans can read Gorga's practical tips on keeping the love alive at home. Gorga first announced the book in December after the fourth season of the Bravo hit television show wrapped. The housewives have already begun taping the fifth season of the show, although Bravo has not yet announced a release date. Read more Montville Patch coverage of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" here.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Tell us what you would like to see happen on the new season of 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey.'
Though Bravo has not given any "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" fans even a taste of what's to come on the fifth season of the Jersey-taped reality show, Caroline Manzo stepped out to tell one publication that some scenes will be "completely out of whack." The Franklin Lakes resident and eldest housewife told Wetpaint that she was surprised by the way some scenes ended up, expecting the outcomes to be different going into filming, as reported by examiner.com. The website also reported that viewers can expect more fighting between Towaco resident Teresa Giudice, her sister-in-law and Montville neighbor Melissa Gorga and Manzo. In November, it was reported that three new housewives would join the cast, including one from Kinnelon. Family …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Joe Giudice still expected to stand trial for charges of using his brother's personal information to obtain driver's license.
Tuesday, February 19
As "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice's husband, Joe, awaits his trial on charges of possessing a fraudulent ID, his sometimes outspoken wife may take the witness stand in his defense, according to Perez Hilton. The celebrity news website also reported that Giudice's lawyer is blaming the star's reality television fame for the potential penalty of him going to state prison on the charges. Giudice was indicted last December after being charged in March of 2011. He was arrested in his Towaco home. The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office alleged Giudice had used his brother's identifying information to obtain a driver's license from the Department of Motor Vechicles in Paterson in June 2010. At the time, Giudice's own …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Drama heats up between siblings as taping of upcoming season of 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' continues.
As taping for the next season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is underway, it seems as though much of the same drama will be shown, particularly between siblings and Montville residents Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga. While filming, Gorga was upset that Giudice did not visit him in the hospital during a recent stay where he was being treated for the flu, according to The Christian Post. The Christian Post Reports that Gorga confronted Giudice, asking her why she did not visit him in the hospital, but Giudice replied that Gorga's wife, Melissa Gorga, had never told her he was there. Melissa Gorga and Giudice have also had their feuds during the past two seasons of the show. Read more Montville Patch coverage of "The Real Housewives of …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Teresa Giudice continuing cooking series with some backyard favorite recipes.
Wednesday, January 30
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and Towaco resident Teresa Giudice is releasing another new book in her "Fabulicious" series in May, this time sharing recipes for the grill. "Fabulicious! On the Grill: Teresa's Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes," will include rub, sauce and vegetable recipes as well as backyard pizzas, according to nj.com. Meanwhile, Giudice's sister-in-law and on-the-air nemesis Melissa Gorga is also set to release her own book, "Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage," later this year. Read more Montville Patch coverage of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" here.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Melissa Gorga takes to Twitter to tell fans about her staring contest with a cub in her Montville driveway.
Thursday, January 24
Not all bears are hibernating and neither is "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Melissa Gorga who tweeted about coming face-to-face with a cub in her Montville driveway Thursday. Gorga, who is selling her house on Pond View, wrote that she returned home to find a furry friend near her house. "Just pulled into my driveway to find a baby bear staring right into my eyes... Staring contest... #frozen #itran #iwon," she wrote on Twitter. While seeing a bear may not seem shocking to Montville residents, Gorga's fans from other parts of the country seemed surprised by her tweet. "They have bears in the suburbs?" wrote Realitytea.com in a story about Gorga. Montville has seen its fair share of bears this year, with a trio of the bruins …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Joe Gorga taken to hospital after 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star caught virus.
Even celebrities get sick. As flu season is now in full-force, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Joe Gorga, of Towaco, is feeling the effects of the virus. So much so, that he had to be hospitalized, according to US Weekly. The magazine reported that Gorga's wife and castmate on the show Melissa Gorga attempted to care for him at home first, but he still needed the help of medical professionals. Joe Gorga tweeted from his hospital bed about the flu taking a lot out of him. Read the full story from US Weekly here.