Teresa Giudice and Bravo are in the midst of a long, drawn-out feud, about The Real Housewives of New Jersey but the good news for Bravo executives is that they probably won’t have to deal with Teresa’s antics much longer. To be fair, they are clearly trying to take advantage of Teresa’s media scandal to bring in more viewers, and Teresa is obviously rebelling against that. According to recent reports from Radar, her latest beef with Bravo is over filming commitments.
Teresa initially refused to go to Miami to film the annual cast trip for the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Bravo was furious with her refusal to participate. However, Teresa claimed her legal troubles were preventing her from traveling, which isn’t that far from the truth. While she probably could have gone on the trip if she really wanted, she’s dealing with a much more difficult situation at home. Plus, lawyers for Teresa reportedly advised against her showing off her wealth or engaging in any displays of privilege, especially since she was on trial for financial fraud. They know that this kind of thing tends to find its way to the judge and jury, and they were trying to protect Teresa from making a mistake.
However, Bravo was reportedly very upset with Teresa’s refusal to go, especially since she is the cast’s biggest name. She brings in most of the advertisement and viewers, and without her, the show is left without its biggest scandal and its biggest tabloid draw. As such, I can see why Bravo network execs are pissed, but I can also see why Teresa refused to go. I never thought I’d say this, but I actually don’t think Teresa’s in the wrong here.
But there’s also the fact that Bravo is paying Teresa a lot of money [supposedly a $700,000 salary], and they want to see results. With skydiving ratings and Teresa’s refusal to participate in any promotional appearances, they really have no obligation to keep her on. So what will come first, Teresa getting kicked off the show or going to jail?
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