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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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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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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!

by Tattle Taylor at . Comments

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!

Condescension Will Get You Everywhere
Sure, it's better in the long run to treat people with respect, but condescension and burning bridges will bring in ratings and money, so ...

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

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From Orange County to Atlanta, Beverly Hills to Miami and everywhere in between, The Real Housewives of Bravo have two things in common:

  1. Throwing excessive, lavish, over-the-top parties
  2. Creating petulant, childish, over-the-top drama

But because everyone needs some downtime after going all-in with these dueling pursuits, they can also be found lounging by a beach or a pool often. 

They generally look pretty good in the process, too.

In honor of summer, we've compiled a smoking hot list of 25 housewives, past and present, who are proven professionals at flaunting their formidable assets.

And probably trading insults while doing so.

Joanna Krupa
Joanna Krupa is hotter than hot on The Real Housewives of Miami.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta, N.Y.C., Orange County, Miami, Beverly Hills and New Jersey have engaged in some truly epic beefs over the years.

One would think that given their endlessly disposable income, incredible residences, fun activities and bad auto-tuned singles that they could all just get along.

One would be very, very wrong. Not even best friends or family members are immune from the drama, which can break out at any minute on Bravo.

Sometimes, insults and wine are thrown. Other times, tables are flipped, fists start flying and the cops get called. Either way, conflict is never far off.

Which of these long-simmering feuds do you remember? Which are still going on? Where do Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams rank on the list?

Scroll through our 19 most notorious Real Housewives feuds and find out!

Bethenny Frankel vs. Jill Zarin & Kelly Bensimon
Remember them? Gone but not forgotten, the Bethenny Frankel vs. Jill Zarin tension marked the glory hears of the RHONYC. Jill wasn't alone in picking this fight. Kelly Bensimon, too, suggested Bethenny wanted her dead at one point, among other highlights.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns to Bravo on July 13.

And while Season 6 will feature a couple of familiar faces (Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga), along with one returning cast member (Dina Manzo), upcoming episodes will also feature a trio of newbies:

  1. Amber Marchese, an old friend of Gorga’s who is also a cancer survivor, a mother of four and a bio-behavioral studies/exercise physiology degree holder.
  2. Teresa Aprea, who remarried her first husband and who helps him run a series of restaurants.
  3. Nicole Mauriello, Teresa Aprea's twin and a divorce mother of two teenagers.

Get to know the cast members better in the following photo gallery:

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.

With Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile all gone, what can we expect from the remade cast?

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