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Last night's Christmas episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey featured Joe and Teresa Giudice going about their holiday business while staring down the possibility prison time for fraud charges.

To say the Giudices have a lot on their plate these days would be a colossal understatement, but believe it or not, their problems may have just gotten worse.

Reports emerged today that Bravo executives are seriously considering the idea of firing Teresa from the show that made her famous.

Teresa Giudice on Season 6

With prison looming and four young children to support, now would be the worst possible time for the Giudice family to lose Teresa's $700,000 salary.

However, the show's declining ratings, coupled with Housewife's diva-like behavior have reportedly led producers to consider dropping her from the cast.

Sources say Teresa's recent feud with Andy Cohen over comments the Bravo president made on Watch What Happens Live may have been the final straw.

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On The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 2, the drama we saw in the premiere was largely absent in what felt like a filler installment.

Just not a lot going on in the Garden State. Fortunately, we still have Teresa Giudice pissed at Andy Cohen and lots more gossip in the present day.

It's Christmas time and that means decorating your McMansions and just going through the motions, whether you're a cast member or a viewer.

The only difference? The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast salaries are probably a lot higher than yours for doing less work. This is upsetting.

Anyway, at the Giudice residence, sassy 7-year-old Milania refuses to help Teresa and Joe put up the tree. "I am a girl, I'm not a boy," she insists.

Girl does raise a valid point right there.

Meanwhile, the Gorgas put up a fake tree in their rental home, but alas, it is too tall for the top piece. This is the biggest drama of the episode.

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We have an update on The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast salaries.

According to Radar Online insiders, new cast members Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Aprea and Amber Marchese are making $60,000 for Season 6; Dina Manzo is pulling in $100,000; Melissa Gorga is taking home $250,000.

And Teresa Giudice is making $700,000. For one season of work.

Bravo really has to stop exploiting her, doesn't it?!?

Teresa Giudice: Table Flipping
And now for the classic. Teresa's face is priceless as she famously flips the table. Bravo. Bravo.

Of course, Teresa and husband Joe are on the hook for a lot of financial fraud, facing an upcoming prison sentence and unable to splurge like they used to with this cash.

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You've really gotta love/completely despise Teresa Giudice.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member could be facing years in jail for financial fraud. She's lucky to be a free woman at the moment, let alone someone earning six figures for starring on a reality show.

But Giudice still has something to whine about: she feels exploited by Bravo!

Teresa Giudice on Season 6

According to a Radar Online source, Teresa can't believe producers are taking advantage of "her legal trouble for ratings,” which may be the most ridiculous complaint we've ever heard.

What, exactly, did Giudice think the show would center on when she signed up for Season 6?!?

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The ratings are at an all-time low for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and appropriately, the ladies are being paid considerably less than their West Coast counterparts. 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey New Season 6 Cast Photo
Say hello to The Real Housewives of New Jersey New for Season 6. They are: Dina Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Amber Marchese, Nicole Mauriello and Teresa Aprea.

Yesterday, we filled you in on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills salaries, and the astonishing thing about those figures was just how much the ladies of RHOBH earn by being professionally catty.

Today, we're flipping the script and sharing the considerably lower sums being doled out to the Housewives of Jersey for season six.

Don't get us wrong: Teresa Giudice and company are still being paid a tidy sum to share their lives with Bravo viewers, but we imagine when she found out what the other stars of the franchise were making, Teresa let her famous Italian temper flare.

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by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 6 premiere featured plenty of drama and a handful of new Housewives, yet somehow brought in some of the most dismal audience numbers in the series' history.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Cast Photo

Bravo producers had hoped the drama surrounding the Teresa Giudice court case, and the addition of several new cast members would draw in viewers who had abandoned the show in past seasons.

But not even the return of Dina Manzo proved sufficient to boost RHONJ's ailing ratings. 

The season 6 premiere turned in just over 2 million viewers - about the same as when the series premiered in 2009 and all of the ladies were unknowns.

Worse, RHONJ's numbers in the key 18-49 year old demographic were lower than they've ever been.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey are back for Season 6 Episode 1, and we saw Teresa and Joe Giudice’s legal troubles start to unfold on the premiere.

Teresa is living a nightmare, people, but she is wide awake.

Teresa Giudice: Table Flipping
And now for the classic. Teresa's face is priceless as she famously flips the table. Bravo. Bravo.

If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, or even if you don't, you probably know Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice are often at odds.

Not this season, at least not now. They are no longer fighting, while Dina Manzo has returned ... but the huge change is clearly Teresa's legal woes.

With a Teresa Giudice prison sentence for fraud looming, and their lives hanging in the balance, they're leaning on their close friends and family.

Which, apparently, they still have an abundance of.

Dina Manzo and Teresa have been friends for over 20 years, and we saw them discuss how Teresa has really been handling all of her legal stresses.

Totally unscripted, off-the-cuff conversations here.

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Teresa Giudice pled guilty to fraud back in March and is likely to face prison time.

Teresa's sentencing was delayed just last month following the death of her father-in-law, and along with her husband Joe, the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star will now have to wait until September to find out her fate.

Teresa and Joe Giudice Head to Court

The troubled mother of four opened up about her upcoming court date in a recent interview and not surprisingly, she says she's overcome with fear about the possibility of being locked up.

"No one can ever prepare themselves to go to prison," Teresa tells In Touch. "How could I ever prepare myself to be away from my kids? It's too terrifying for me to even think about."

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Frank Giudice, the father of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice, died suddenly in the backyard of his son's home this afternoon.

He was 63 years old.

Giudices Go to Court

According to TMZ, Frank had no history of health problems when he keeled over while building a chicken coop in his son and daughter-in-law's garden.

Joe and Teresa Giudice believe Frank suffered a massive heart attack, as he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both halves of the famous couple, meanwhile, are facing many years of prison time on charges of mortgage and financial fraud.

Philip Seymour Hoffman
R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!

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It's not often we look to the Real Housewives of ANY city for anything other than entertainment... but especially not for inspiration, right?

WRONG!

These ladies TOTES have life figured out, so why not learn a thing or two from them? And, no, we don't mean table-flipping and sipping straight vodka like it's water.

We're talking big, important secrets of life! Like how to accept the fact that you might have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your Prince Charming, yet you'll probably acquire some new boobs and Bentleys along the way if you play your cards right! 

Or like the fact that you'll probably find yourself in the position of having to become best friends with your mortal enemy because...well...we're not really sure why you'd ever do that, but the housewives probably know!

Here, for your edu-tainment, are 10 life secrets the Real Housewives have figured out!

You know what else they've figured out? How to pay for the perfect bikini bodies...

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