Friday, February 6, 2015

Amber Marchese's Husband Jim Calls On Bravo To Fire Teresa Giudice: ‘Glorifying A Felon’s Life Is Counterproductive'
Ethics and “Real Housewives” don’t often mix. But a member of the cast of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” tells Confidenti@l that Bravo has a moral responsibility to fire star Teresa Giudice.

Confidenti@l reported in November that the network plans to wait till Giudice is released from her 15-month stint in the slammer before it begins filming season seven of the hit series.

But Jim Marchese, who battled with the Giudice family on the most recent season of the show, says that Bravo will be guilty of “glorifying” crime if it renews her contract.

“I don’t think she should be on the show any longer,” Marchese told us. “I think glorifying a felon’s life is counterproductive, and I don’t think it’s appropriate.”

It might be a tough to sell to Bravo brass, because Giudice is undoubtedly the most recognizable name on the show, and curiosity about her life after prison life would likely drive ratings.

“By the same argument, I think we could have (imprisoned Ponzi schemer) Bernie Madoff on the show,” says Marchese, whose wife, Amber, is also a cast member. “He has good name recognition also, and he’s done things and I’m sure there would be some curiosity.

“But (the show) is about families and dynamics. It isn’t about seeing how individuals can work our system, rip off the American people, not pay taxes and then live a lifestyle that pretty much no one I know has.”

Confidenti@l asked if that means Bravo has a moral responsibility to can the Real Housewife of Danbury federal prison.

“I’m my opinion, yes,” he said, “Every other business model has a code of ethics.”
"Code of ethics"? On "Real Housewives"?!? This guy will say anything to get attention. Anyway, as much as Teresa Giudice deserves every bit of time that she serves in prison for the crimes she pled guilty to, suggesting that Bravo take away a chance to earn income when she still has 4 kids to take of is just flat-out wrong, financially perilous and ass-backwards.

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