Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and Husband Sentenced Jail in 2015

Dont do the crime if you cant do the time! Reality TV celebrity Teresa Giudice and husband Joe Giudice were sentenced to serve their time for recent crimes starting  in early January 2015. The Giudices sentence was revealed to them and the public late on October 2nd. According to, the NJ couple pleaded guilty to 41 counts: bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Teresa will serve 15 months in prison while Joe will serve 41 months.

Although the couple were both sentenced to time in jail, the Giudices will not serve at the same time. The judge wanted Joe to serve after Teresa so their four daughters would have a legal parent taking care of them throughout the year. Teresa may have had a slight hand in these crimes, but she is still responsible since her husband used her her name to request false loans.

In an interview with Andy Cohen on his show Watch What happens Live,”  Teresa mentioned how she didnt know jail time was a possibility for her. After agreeing with her lawyer about making a plea deal, Teresa admitted that I didnt fully understand it.The reality star continues to say, I thought my lawyer was going to fight for me.

Even after the New Jersey housewifes sentenced was revealed, word quickly got out on how sorry she was on twitter. Teresa expressed her apologies by admitting I am more sorry than anyone will ever know.These crimes were committed long before Teresa took on her role as the Italian New Jersey housewife on Bravos Real Housewivesin 2009. Throughout the six year run of the series, the show featured the Giudice daughters: Gia (13), Gabrielle (9), Milania (8) and Audriana (5). Teresa is also known for her successful cookbooks published during her time on The Real Housewifeseries. Her cookbooks are entitled Skinny Italian, Fabulicious, and Fast and Fit; which have all made it to the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Teresa has taken one big lesson away with her, stating: I do need to read things before I sign them,she said.


What Did We Learn?

Being a celebrity doesn't always mean you are handed or that you'll get away with everything. What young professionals and the common person can learn from this scenario is that you have to communicate. What will happen when Teresa and her husband go away? What will happen to their children? These are things that aren't thought about, not in the slightest. It's important to have a role model, and this couple isn't the one to look to. In short, pay your taxes, read the fine print, and have a plan. If you have to, it's okay to seek advice from a professional - think of it as writing your resume. HR reps do research!

Amanda Bynes Held in Psychiatric Hold

Just when things seemed to be getting better for Amanda Bynes, a series of strange behaviors  have set her back for the worse. According to The Daily News, the All Thatstar has recently been placed on a psychiatric hold at Las Encinas Hospital for two weeks. This recent decision was announced in light of the actresss bizarre behavior in both LA and NYC.

Rick and Lynn Bynes flew their daughter from NYC to Las Encinas Hospital in LA on October 13th for what was originally a 72 hour psychiatric hold. According to the newspaper , doctors are hoping to extend her stay at the hospital for up to a year where theyd be allowed to keep her confined and, if necessary, restrained and forced to take her medication.”  

The string of events first unfolded early this month in LA when Bynes was charged with a DUI. Police stopped her when she halted her car in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Boulevard early in the morning. The Hairspray actress failed a number of sobriety tests due to being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to E! News. Luckily for Bynes, she received a same day release from jail after being held on a $15,000 bail.

Things continued to escalate for the actress in NYC on October 8th when Bynes was reportedly dancing around in her bra while changing in the Upper East Side boutique Pookie and Sebastian. The Daily News  reported that the boutiques cameras caught Bynes “twerking” on a security guard while mumbling to herself about plastic surgery. Of course the performance was awkward and came as a shock to many customers.

Later that day the 28 year old visited Barneys and experienced even more trouble. Whether this was a misunderstanding or not, Bynes was accused of leaving the department store with a hat she did not pay for. According to the NYPD, the department store let the actress go after she agreed to sign a no trespassing affidavit banning her from the store.

Earlier this month, fans of the Easy Aactress noticed Bynes’ return to social media matching her new positive attitude. Tweets like Im transferring to NYU or Columbia from FIDM to study psychology…” and posts of her and her family seem  to support that Bynes was back to her old self. Within days following these posts her twitter wall began to sound as if someone had a fun spree hacking her account. Bynes posted accusations about her father physically and mentally abusing her, amongst other confusing tweets.

Difficult as it may be for the Bynes family to witness their daughter’s diminished progress,  other celebrities and fans of the actress are still showing their support. Model Chrissy Tegan sent a special message out to her fellow actress stating I obviously dont know her at all but I want to make her happy and healthy for some reason.

What Did We Learn

It's okay to ask for help when you're feeling down and that the world is after you. Ladies and gentlemen, please note that if you're having issues, call a trusted adult. Granted celebrities have their own way of handling situations, that doesn't mean you can or should do the same. When you see or notice a shift in behavior, make a note of it. As someone who has had friends and family suffer from mental illness, it's not okay to let it ride out. Let this be a lesson, one that cannot be broken down to feed a child. As we mature, we have to be accountable for our action, including celebrities. If you're in school, visit your campus counseling center or trusted adult to discuss a plan to better yourself, academics, and your longevity.

YEEZUS - Why Kanye Needs a New PR Team

With all of the recent happenings in the life of the West family, it doesn't shock (or shouldn't at least), the ignorance of Kanye West. After all, this 'legendary' family isn't so legendary after all; lets just ask the Australians.
       Last week, Kanye performed in Australia and, like many artists, asked for his fans to engage. However, Kanye or 'YEEZUS,' asked for a little more engagement and stopped performing to get it. Just to paraphrase,  Kanye made it 'mandatory' to stand up, unless they were in a wheelchair or "got a special parking pass and s***.' But to make matters worse, fans were trying to communicate with him that a few fans were in a wheelchair or had a prosthetic. So why on Earth did he sent Pascal (member of his entourage) to check on the issue? This is just pure ignorance and has made waves across social channels. Unlike the incident with Taylor Swift, he continued without an apology....
        Bringing it back, his wife Kimberly Kardashian-West claims he has nothing to apologize for. Considering they are entitled to their own opinion, this is perfectly fine, but their ethics and morals are definitely not where they should be. Everyone's entitled to their own!


Selena Gomez Battles It Out With Lupus: Let Her Be

   Privacy. Something that doesn't exactly exist in  limelight. Singer and actress, Selena Gomez, has done a pretty good job with keeping her personal life on the DL until now.

   For the last week or so, rumors have been circulating with reasons as to why Gomez cancelled her tour. Not that it's really anyone's business, but she does have a few things going on in her personal life. According to the Huffington Post, Gomez has been battling Lupus since her late teens and from what they are saying, her flares are shining their way to the surface. For those of you who do not know what Lupus is, it's an autoimmune disease that can damage parts of the body such as joints and organs, including skin from as little as six weeks to a few years.

 What can you do and how does this effect the entertainment industry? Well, considering Gomez has cancelled a number of shows, there's nothing we can do. This is a personal matter and it is up to her and her family as to whether or not continuing is in her path. It may just be best to stay close with family and wait for the flares to tone down and take the loss. From a public relations perspective, I think this would be ideal and she has made the best decision for HER health. It seems that her family and friends are getting a hold of the reins, so let's pray that she recovers and stays clear of any further flares.