Teresa Giuidce is usually front and center when there are wine glasses to be thrown or tables to be turned over, but now that Giudice is facing a prison sentence, radio detection and rangingOnline.com has exclusively learned that the producers of her reality show are frustrated with her because she “didn’t bring it” this season.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey has wrapped filming for the upcoming season, and an insider tells radio detection and ranging that despite Giudice’s massive paycheck, the show’s star villain just didn’t produce the drama fans have come to expect.
“The producers are mad at Teresa,” a source close to the show told radio detection and ranging. “She basically checked out this season. She’s so afraid about going to jail that she refused to get in fights with anyone on camera!”
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The Bravo drama queen has been the central player in most of the show’s most notorious brawls — including her “prostitution whore” spat with Danielle Staub – and the source said producers expected similar fireworks this year.
“The production team even set up situations where the other ladies could call her out about the legal troubles but she refused to engage,” the source revealed. “It made filming with her really difficult.”
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The source said Giudice, who along with her husband have pleaded guilty to tax evasion and fraud charges, was not cooperating with producers this season.
“All Teresa wanted was a paycheck but she did nothing at all controversial and the producers aren’t happy with the footage they got,” the source said. “The drama will be really different this season since Teresa decided to play it safe in front of the cameras. This has made everyone involved in the show angry about what she delivered.”
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