Sunday, June 8, 2014

Is Teresa Giudice Writing a Tell-All Book?
Embattled "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice, who, along with husband Joe Giudice, is awaiting sentencing in a federal bank and bankruptcy fraud case, is reportedly penning a tell-all book. 

"Teresa is working furiously on a book about what's going on now with her," RadarOnline says it was told by a source close to the reality TV star. "She's been approached and offered big money for her tell-all. There are a lot of publishers who want to get her locked down and make sure they have the book in-house."

"Teresa's covering all of the tough times that she's going through. Everything, including how she's prepping the family for jail time for Joe and maybe even her, which she is praying doesn't happen," says the source. "And she's going to admit everything that really happened, as well as her fears about jail."

Calls today to reps for the Giudices to confirm the report were not returned. 

In March, Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to five counts in a 41-count superseding indictment against the couple; Teresa Giudice, to four counts. Joe Giudice faces 37 to 46 months in prison and deportation after serving his time because he is not a United States citizen. Teresa Giudice must make an initial payment of $200,000 to the government as part of her plea deal, on or before sentencing on July 8. Her lawyers hope she is spared prison time because she has four young daughters with Joe: Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana, and what they described as her "lesser involvement" in the fraud. 

A breakout star of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey," Teresa Giudice has a string of business ventures to her credit since appearing on the show, including three New York Times best-selling cookbooks, a haircare line named after her daughter Milania and Fabellini, a line of bellini cocktails. 

"Teresa usually is promoting a book every season, but this season she is staying quiet to write and to make sure she has the sentencing details and aftermath in there," RadarOnline says.

The mother of four is also paid for public appearances. In March, it was reported Giudice was holding cash-only book signings (sans receipts), where guests were charged $25 for her autograph and photo.
Giudice is the second-highest-paid housewife in the Bravo franchise, behind "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes. Giudice is paid $650,000 each season, while Leakes takes home $1 million per season, plus bonuses. 

The sixth season of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" premieres July 13. The premiere date was said to have been pushed back to capture the Giudices legal angst. 

In February, Andy Cohen, who masterminded the "Real Housewives" franchise, said the Giudices legal woes would play out in the sixth season.

"With Teresa, we're shooting New Jersey now and that's very much the reality of what she's going through," he said at the time. "It will very much be a part of the show next season. We cover it in the way that we can." 
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