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Police have arrested and charged two people with the murder of two men found shot to death in a car registered to Real Housewives of New Jersey personality, Kim DePaola. Paterson residents, Clarence Williams, 26, and Gerry Thomas, 28, have been charged with the murders of Aaron Anderson, 27, and Antonio Vega Jr., 25. The vehicle, a 2015 Audi, was deliberately set...

On Friday, a federal judge approved a settlement deal between Real Housewives of New Jersey felon, Teresa Giudice, and her creditors. The deal allows Teresa to move forward in her legal malpractice lawsuit against her former bankruptcy attorney, James Kridel. Teresa will be allowed to keep 55% of any possible award from the lawsuit, with the remaining 45% going...

A rose by any other name than Kardashian wouldn’t smell as rich. The 28-year-old entrepreneur and reality TV star Blac Chyna, who recently gave birth to her and fiancé Rob Kardashian’s first child, Dream, filed an application to trademark what will become her married name after she and Rob tie the knot: Angela Renée Kardashian. The Kardashian Klan is none too...

Deal her in. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice allegedly settled her $13.5 million bankruptcy at the beginning of October. Court documents filed on November 1, show that she has come to a tentative deal with her trustee but a judge will make a final decision on December 6. The bankruptcy trustee wrote in the court documents “a settlement...

Former Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, Amber and Jim Marchese have filed a lawsuit against Virgin America airlines for false imprisonment and defamation following an incident in April.  The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in Newark, New Jersey’s Federal Court. The complaint criteria is for damages $75,000 and above — and the Marchese‘s assert damages...

The Real Housewives of New York’s Luann de Lesseps had her fun with “The French Johnny Depp” in the Caribbean and, to a greater extent, David Schwimmer’s doppelganger Jacques Azoulay. Now she wants to marry a man Bethenny Frankel revealed to be a cheater. Yet Luann seems pretty sure in her convictions that Tom is the right guy for her. Considering that both...

“Teresa was begging me to do that [appearance on Bravo] to help her because Bravo was getting heat over her bankruptcy and they were going to defuse it somehow by showing her seeing the lawyer and doing the right thing,” James Kridel, Teresa’s former bankruptcy attorney, explained to me.  Extrajudicial (out-of-court) speech by lawyers who represent high-profile...

On the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice’s counsel James Leonard, who seemed to prominently appear in many scenes, revealed that Teresa had paid her restitution. It was a cause for celebration … or was it? Teresa was relieved after Leonard said her restitution was fully paid but will she have to shell out more money for...

A source close to the James Kridel Lawsuit involving Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice telephoned me late Friday afternoon. I listened intently as the source, who was present in court at the hearing last week, recalled details in which the Trustee’s counsel and Teresa’s counsel debated the subpoena demanding that Teresa produce documents such...

The Real Housewives of New Jersey lives — rising from the ashes of a colorful reality turned dark — a tawdry spectacle slammed hard by criminal consequences. The leading couple, Teresa and Joe Giudice, return to Bravo tonight, and although Joe now sits in a federal prison, viewers will be able to wave goodbye through a Bravo lens. Long-suffering fans of the...

I was recently provided with the transcript of the Chapter 7-341 hearing in which The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa and Joe Giudice met with John Sywilok, Esq. (trustee) and various creditors. What makes this 87-page document highly relevant today is the fact that the Giudice’s bankruptcy case has been reopened. Generally speaking, creditors appear...

After a long legal battle, the defamation lawsuit of Phaedra Parks vs Angela Stanton has been dismissed. On June 2, Angela Stanton’s attorney, James Radford, Jr. tweeted a statement clarifying the dismissal of the defamation suit between former best friends, Phaedra Parks and Angela Stanton. Statement regarding dismissal of Parks v. Stanton https://t.co/BQbnnVvAQa —...

A hallmark of the American legal system is discovery, which enables the parties to know before the trial begins what evidence may be presented. The theory is parties should go to trial with as much knowledge as possible, and they should not be able to keep secrets from each other. But depositions, interrogatories, and a request for production of documents (discovery...

Season seven of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres this July with cast members looking to repair shattered relationships. That story arc sounds familiar, no? Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to Teresa Giudice’s legal misadventures. Judge Stacey L. Meisel recently ruled that The Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s bankruptcy case...

The mother of all ironies: the upcoming Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo includes speakers NeNe Leakes, Oscar winner Mo’Nique, HLN host Nancy Grace, and …wait for it …Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice.  The event is advertised to “renew your soul and connect with inspiring Keynote Speakers.” Considering the current legal malpractice mess...

Good things come to those who wait. I am pleased to present All About the Tea readers with new developments and analysis regarding Teresa Giudice’s legal malpractice lawsuit against attorney James A. Kridel.  In short, The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member was involved in a seven-year criminal conspiracy before James Kridel represented her. Those crimes...

Kim Richards, embattled star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is in some hot water with the judge! An arrest warrant in her public intoxication case has been issued because she’s not complying with her required AA classes, according to TMZ. As reported, part of her public intoxication plea bargain stemming from last April’s meltdown at the Beverly...

A Morris County Superior Judge has ruled that Real Housewives of New Jersey personality, Teresa Giudice, may proceed with a lawsuit against the  attorney she blames for her year long federal prison stint. Teresa and her husband Joe, pled guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, in 2014. Federal prosecutors nailed the couple for hiding...

Phaedra Parks, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, will soon be facing the judge. This stems from the defamation lawsuit Phaedra filed against Angela Stanton four years ago for her book, “Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil.” Stanton fired back with counterclaims of her own, slowing the court process to a crawl. In her...

Staying safe in our digital world is no easy task. A proliferation in online impersonations has caused many All About the Tea posters to consider, Why aren’t those who catfish brought to justice and prosecuted? How is it that the first wife of polygamist patriarch Kody Brown cannot find comfort in the courts when the woman Meri Brown from Sister Wives thought...

Miss Robbie, the star of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, is mourning the loss of her grandson, Andre Montgomery. On Monday night (March 14), Andre Montgomery Jr., 21, was killed in a shooting around 8 p.m., at a St. Louis home, police said. A second man was taken to a hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds. According to statements released by St....

There is bad news to report for the cast of the TLC show, Sister Wives, because the Utah House passed a bill Wednesday, to reinstall the state’s historical polygamy ban. House Bill 281 is being run in response to a lawsuit pending in federal court, by TV polygamist Kody Brown and his four wives.  HB281’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab said his bill...

On this week’s episode of “The People vs. O.J.” we join Johnnie Cochran for a flashback as he’s getting pulled over by a Los Angeles motorcycle cop for driving a Mercedes while being black. Cochran says it’s the third time this week it’s happened to him. The title of this episode is aptly name: The Race Card, which I’m sure the irony of this week’s...

Phaedra Parks has worn many hats during her years on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and fans are now hearing that a new career may be on her horizon. Phaedra and Bravo’s recent collaboration, the cast trip to Washington D.C., provided a not-so-subtle blast of reality foreshadowing, from Bravo’s resident southern belle. Phaedra’s political pre-hustle at the...

The dream team is coming to town! During this third installment of “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” we learn how the dream team came to be, who was in, and who wasn’t wanted. In a surprise twist, we learn that O.J. originally didn’t want Johnnie Cochran. They man who coined the phrase, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Every plot line needs a sub-plot....

Who: “For a moment, I thought about probation until I read the government’s report. What you did in the financial disclosure really sticks in my craw…It shows blatant disrespect for the court,” U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas explained. The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice was released on Dec. 23, 2015 from the Federal Correctional...

The latest installment of “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” begins with O.J. evading arrest with Al Cowlings, and best friend, Robert Kardashian, informing O.J.’s lawyer, Robert Shapiro, that O.J. has evaded police and left a suicide note behind. “Who the hell signs a suicide note with a happy face?” Shapiro asks. Everyone is freaking out. O.J.’s lawyers....

The inconvenient truth is the criminal justice system considers the veracity of confessions, scientific evidence, and eyewitness accounts nevertheless inconclusiveness occasionally carries the day. Criminal law allows reasonable minds to disagree over questions of guilt vs. innocence. Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos understand this point well as their...

Dance Moms personality, Abby Lee Miller, is not quitting her Lifetime show, nor is she yet choosing to mount a defense on her indictment of 20 counts of fraud.  The indictment means a possible 5-years behind bars, and $5 million in fines, for the Lifetime star.  Miller has been granted an extension by a federal judge, after claiming for the third time, that...

The body of Matthew Genovese, a relative of Manzo’d With Children star, Vito Scalia, was found in the Hudson River, after his family reported him missing, on Monday. Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante confirmed the grim discovery, during a Tuesday press conference. Vito Scalia is married to Real Housewives of New Jersey alum, Caroline Manzo’s daughter, Lauren...

December 23rd marked a milestone for Teresa Giudice, the fallen star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa was released after serving 11 1/2 months of a 15-month prison sentence, and returned to her family.  While Teresa’s fans are cheering, one fact remains the same. Teresa has indeed served her court ordered sentence, however her victims...

When Uncle Sam calls, you take action and do the best that you can. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has hit “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Teresa and Joe Giudice with a $551,563 tax lien, according to court documents. A federal tax lien is, for all intents and purposes, a legal claim to a taxpayer’s property.  It arises by operation of law when federal...

Abigale Lee Miller star of “Dance Moms” has pled not guilty to charges that she tried to hide $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The 50-year-old reality TV star was free on bond after Monday afternoon’s federal court appearance in Pittsburgh. Miller can travel for...