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Poor Teresa Giudice thought The Real Housewives of New Jersey would be a good time. How naive, by her own admission, that notion seems right now.

From flipping tables to pleading guilty to fraud charges, the Bravo star has seen the slow destruction of her image and life in general since she signed on.

Table Flipping Fiend
Teresa Giudice is not gonna take any crap. Her table-flipping reputation will precede her in prison, thanks to The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 1.

"I was like, 'I came on the show for fun and it went a totally different way,'" Teresa, 42, said of the show that made her a household name, if not a beloved one.

"I mean, just look at where I'm at now," she laments. "I was so naive."

"There were people that came on the show that tried to hurt Joe and I. Some of them were housewives and some of them were strangers," she lamented."

"Like, even people that just came to parties started a lot of trouble."

"Just be careful," she told her co-stars on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 17. "There are people that come on the show that try to hurt you."

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On The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 17, the men of the Garden State joined in for the second part of an explosive reunion special.

Teresa Giudice still ended up receiving much of the attention, however, and how could she not, given the events of this fall and her looming prison term?

In many ways, The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 17 was more of the same, such as her "I didn't understand my plea deal" defense.

An pre-recorded montage of Teresa Giudice rolling her eyes and repeating the same four or five sound bites could have passed for the real thing here.

Teresa's brother, Joe Gorga, was then asked if he blames Teresa's husband, Joe Giudice, for the fact that his sister is going to jail for the next 15 months.

"I don't know. Do I blame him?" Joe mused.

"It happened. I'm not blaming anybody."

Very committal and convincing there.

Then things got more interesting.

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Sure, Teresa Giudice is headed to prison for 15 months, but that doesn't mean she's planning to put her career on hold!

While there's apparently no truth to the rumors that Teresa will star in a spinoff series about her daughter's music career, sources say Teresa intends to appear on every episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Teresa Giudice: Confused

Teresa is filming season seven of RHONJ right now, because nothing prepares a family for the trauma of imprisonment quite like sharing their house with a camera crew!

Yes, Teresa is determined to continue being a Bravo-lebrity at any cost. In fact, if Teresa has her way, her involvement with the show won't end with her incarceration:

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As you already know if you've been paying attention to the Giudice family's desperate efforts to avoid prison Joe Giudice has a drinking problem.

In a creative last-minute maneuver, Joe played the alcoholic card to try and convince the judge that he should be sent to rehab instead of being locked up.

The Giudices

Predictably, the judge wasn't having it and sentenced Giudice to 41 months in prison.

To his credit, Joe apparently wasn't lying about being a problem drinker, as sources say he's basically been living in bars ever since his trial concluded.

"Joe is spending as much time as possible out of the house," says one insider. "There are one or two places in Rockaway he likes because other patrons buy him drinks."

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Caroline Manzo has pretty much put the kibosh on any talk of reconciliation with estranged sister Dina, continuing the Bravo reality stars' ongoing feud.

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If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you know the two have been at odds for some time. That's about as nicely as we can put it.

You also know that Dina appeared to extend the olive branch on Sunday's reunion episode, implying that she was open to making nice with her sister.

Well, Manzo'd With Children star Caroline went on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live later and basically shut down any hope of that ever happening:

"Over the past 4-5 years, Dina has never attended any family function. We've got nieces and nephews that are 3, 4, 5 years old, 9 months old, that she doesn't know."

"She didn't go to my brother Jamie's wedding," Caroline continued.

"Babies were born, baptisms, graduations, birthdays..."

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Just because Teresa Giudice is headed to prison, doesn't mean she's done making a buck off of Bravo!

Teresa Giudice: Telling It Like It Is

Production insiders have revealed to Radar Online that Teresa and her family are currently filming the seventh season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, which will document her final weeks as a free woman.

"It was a no brainer for Teresa to decide to do the show," says one source. "She obviously needs the money to pay off mounting debts. The producers were thrilled because it will result in a ratings bonanza."

There's no word yet on exactly how much she's getting paid, but considering Teresa's salary for past seasons has exceeded $500,000, it's a safe bet that filming between now and January should enable the Giudices to pay off the remainder of their six-figure restitution.

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Last week, Gia Giudice's girl group 3KT posted a teaser for their debut music video online.

The clip was controversial for a number of reasons.

First of all, there were rumors that Teresa Giudice spent $10,000 on the video despite the fact that she has millions in debt and is soon to be headed to federal prison on fraud charges.

Then there was the footage itself. 

The preview suggested some inappropriately risque scenes (Gia, the youngest member of the group is only 13) and the full video that was released over the weekend proved to be even more unsettling than anyone anticipated:

The group's manager, Mark DeSantis, recently responded to claims that the dancing and attire are wildly exploitative and unsuitable for girls in their early teens:

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 16 served as the first part of this fall's reunion special. And what a special event this turned out to be.

So what stood out the most from The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 16, and stood apart from crazy Bravo cast reunions past?

Well, the volatile Teresa Giudice literally stormed off the set when talk turned to her fraud indictment and impending imprisonment, so there was that.

"I need a break. You all can have the conversation without me," the star said, standing up, peacing out and asking a producer, "Where's the bathroom?"

"I don't want to be out there with that conversation," Teresa Giudice continued. "To me, family doesn't act like that. What my aunt said, very inappropriate."

Giudice was upset when her cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri joined the show and a clip was shown in which their mother (Teresa's aunt) spoke.

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At first, it looked as though being sentenced to prison would be the worst thing to ever happen to Teresa Giudice's public image.

Yet somehow, the reality star/felon has managed to do far worse damage to her reputation through her insane, childlike reactions to the news.

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

First, Teresa tried to get out of her sentence, even though she personally signed a plea deal which guaranteed she would serve time.

Once she finally came to terms with the fact that she'd be getting getting locked up, Teresa campaigned to for a cell in the prison that inspired Orange is the New Black, because apparently she thinks the Bureau of Prisons is a lot like Travelocity.

After that, Teresa's team began to get fed up and started distancing themselves from her increasingly erratic behavior.

Teresa's crisis manager fired her, supposedly because Giudice routinely went behind her back and undermined her work. Now, however, it looks like Wendy Feldman may have a much better reason for canning Teresa than simple professional disagreements:

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Reality TV and controversial, OMG moments go hand in hand. They're the primary reason you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online (for example).

In the early days, though, such moments weren't nearly as common or explosive. The Real World has nothing on some of the scandals of modern times.

Lately, it seems like we're dealt one jaw-dropping reveal, moment or conflict after another. So many it's almost become a struggle to keep up with them all.

That said, here are 19 of the biggest reality TV scandals of all time:

TLC Cancels Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Give the network credit. It pulled the plug as soon as rumors spread of June Shannon dating her daughter's former molester. EWWWWW!

Not all shockers take place with the cameras rolling, of course.

Jon and Kate Gosselin imploded off camera, while TLC just canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo because of June Shannon dating a child molester.

That never made it to air ... and the show likely never would have if producers had known the tawdry extent of the Georgia matriarch's past relationships.

Bottom line? Don't expect an end to the madness anytime soon.

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