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Meet an embattled housewife: Teresa Giudice at Hard Rock Saturday night

 

Reality check! Legal problems be darned, Teresa Giudice is heading to Pangaea Lounge Saturday night for a personal appearance.

The lawyers must think it’s OK (or maybe they just want to get paid).

Larry Bodine, editor in chief of Lawyers.com, based in Tucson, told The Miami Herald it wasn’t a great idea to be prancing around the country.

“She must really need the money, because there’s no good reason for a person who’s been indicted for fraud to attract publicity.”

Yes, the most scandalous star of Real Housewives of New Jersey has decided to say yes to hosting a $20 a head party featuring Grey Goose Fabetinis (for her latest cookbook Fabulicious!), for an hour starting at 10 p.m., located at the Hard Rock Seminole Hotel & Casino.

Table reservations are highly, seriously recommended, especially because this woman has been in the news nonstop ever since she and her husband Joe were charged in a 39-count indictment, with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, in addition to making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Both could face sentences of up to 50 years — each.

“If I were her lawyer, I’d advise her not to talk about her fashion company or rental properties, which the Feds say she hid in her 2009 failed bankruptcy attempt,” Bodine says about the mother of four who, through a publicist, contacted The People Page to do a story.

Giudice canceled on one phone interview and wanted to reschedule past the deadline of this writer, who thought things were a little shady from the get-go (translation: the chat wasn’t going to happen).

That said, have fun, y’all! And for the love of all that is sacred, bring your cellphone cameras.

VIP table reservations: 954-581-5454, www.pangaea-lounge.com

Sharing smiles

There’s so much other stuff going on besides Real Housewives of Miami for Karent Sierra. The so-called dentist to the stars, now on CBS’s The Doctors, will be the recipient of the Latina of Excellence Award for Philanthropy during the 8th Annual Hispana Leadership Summit next month in Orlando. The Miami native recently returned from a trip to Africa where she provided free dental care in a village in Nairobi. No table turning or extension yanking over there. Refreshing.

Beach goddess

Forty is the new....19? Gabrielle Union has every right to post pictures of her fine self on Instagram. The girl must be taking workout tips from boyfriend D-Wade. The caption next to a pose in a white bikini and straw cowboy hat on a beach (unclear exactly where): “Work hard. . . Laugh harder #urbancowgirl.” Union stars in TV’s upcoming Being Mary Jane.

Parental control

Now we’re getting somewhere. A judge has granted Amanda Bynes’ mother a temporary conservatorship. Richard and Lynn Bynes will be allowed limited control of their 27-year-old daughter’s personal affairs, including medical treatment. The All That star’s forced psychiatric hospitalization has been extended another 30 days.

Helping out

Jimmy Fallon says he and his wife had their baby daughter Winnie with the help of a surrogate. Fallon, 38, said in a portion of a Today interview that he and Nancy Juvonen, 46, had been trying for a while before turning to another woman to have their child.

That kid is mine

L.A. model Michael Girgenti filed a paternity lawsuit asking for joint custody of Kourtney Kardashian’s 3-year-old son, Mason, according to TMZ. Kourtney maintains the boy is Scott Disick’s.

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