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What Do We Expect from Every Real Housewives Show?



The Real Housewives franchise on BravoTV.com is watched by many for the lifestyles the ladies lead onscreen. The slice of life of some of the most elite socialites in the world is exciting and aspirational viewing. Each show may be wildly different, but there are some things we come to expect from all of them. So, what is a must for each season of Real Housewives that helps the viewer relate to the wealthy women?

Casino Trips

The Real Housewives frequently indulge in game nights or take trips to casino resorts. The New York and New Jersey ladies have visited nearby Atlantic City, while the Beverly Hills and most recently Salt Lake City wives descended on Las Vegas. While casino trips might not be on everyone’s radar, they are considered by many as a luxury trip away. Much the same as how the Real Housewives view them. Sharing the same exciting excursions helps ground the show in realism for the viewer.  

As CasinoWings.com shows through their vast range of online casino options, the industry has taken off in the online sphere. Many of the sites include live casino elements, which reflect the immersive experience that one could expect at a resort the housewives may attend. Indeed, the sheer number of sites competing in the market shows how popular the online casino industry has grown.

The casino backdrop in the show provides one rife with drama already. As the tension is high naturally, the cast members are inclined to indulge in drama with one another. The setting provides a perfect destination for secrets to be revealed and long-standing feuds to come to a head, such as the confrontation between Jen Shah and Whitney, Heather, Meredith, and Lisa in Salt Lake City’s premiere season.  

Business Launches

The Real Housewives wouldn’t be the Real Housewives if we didn’t see a business take off during the show. Some of these businesses existed beforehand, such as Heather Thomson’s Yummie, but many of the most popular ones from Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl to LVP’s Villa Blanca and SUR were conceived on the show.

Research from the blog at Hubspot.com indicates that 99.9% of American businesses are ‘small businesses’, reflecting the entrepreneurial nature people have. 79% of these small businesses operate as one-person shows.  

Entrepreneurial spirit is something that many people can relate to. By seeing stars go through similar predicaments onscreen, it helps us relate to them. It also gives us faith in our own business ventures. They may have a larger platform than we do at home, but that doesn’t mean the show’s focus on business doesn’t inspire. Plus, many of the businesses face catastrophe, such as Sonja Morgan’s numerous ventures. What did happen to that toaster oven?

The Real Housewives is avidly watched by millions each week as we flit from city to state to see different groups of women navigate life. As longstanding viewers (the show began airing with Orange County in 2006), we come to expect certain things from the show to help us digest the drama and keep up with the Joneses. These include casino trips and business launches, both of which reflect some element of our own lives.   

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Stars Face Jail Time


Two stars of the hit Bravo TV show Real Housewives of New Jersey, Giuseppe“Joe” Giudice and his wife Teresa Giudice, faced court today and received some heavy sentences.

According to Huffington Post, Joe, the first to be judged in court today, was sentenced to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $414,588 on bank and bankruptcy fraud charges. Upon his sentence completion, Joe also faces potential deportation, as he is an Italian citizen.

Teresa received a sentence of 15 months in prison, a restitution payment of $414,588, and 2 years of probation.

That’s right; both Real Housewives of New Jersey stars face jail time.

The cases’ judge, U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas, also reprimanded the Giudices for leaving out information on the financial disclosure forms that the couple submitted in August, which apparently did not include several of their valuable possessions such as construction equipment and vehicles.

The couple was indicted last July on 39 counts including “conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.” They also reportedly filed false information in order to obtain $5 million in loans and mortgages, and Joe did not file tax returns for four years, between 2014 and 2008, for his income of over $990,000. In November 2013, the pair also were charged with two more counts of fraud.

To these charges, Teresa plead guilty to four and Joe to five.

In the midst of their sentencing, one ruling that the Giudices can be grateful for: Teresa and Joe do not have to serve their sentences at the same time so their children will not have to be without a parent.

Teresa will begin her prison sentence on January 5.

(Photo courtesy of BravoTV.com)