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‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars plead not guilty to new fraud charges

 
 
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Joe and Teresa Giudice (pronounced JOO’-dys) were arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Newark, N.J., on one count of bank fraud and one count of loan application fraud. The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars pleaded not guilty to the new fraud charges.

Authorities allege the couple prepared a mortgage loan application stating that Teresa worked as a real estate agent and made $15,000 a month. In reality, authorities say, she was not employed.

The couple pleaded not guilty in July to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Joe also was accused of failing to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008.

If convicted, the reality personalities could face up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

The baby makers

If the trailer is rocking don’t come knocking! Rumors that Once Upon a Time actress Ginnifer Goodwin had a baby on board first swirled when she was photographed on the set of her ABC drama in a roomy gray swing coat that concealed her belly. Now it’s official: She and her fiancé, costar Josh Dallas (the couple play Snow White and Prince Charming — how cute is that?) are going to be changing diapers in a few months.

Other expectant parents: newlyweds Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock; Thor star Chris Hemsworth and Spanish actress Elsa Pataky; and Mandela star Idris Elba and makeup artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth.

Big spender

It’s nice to have a fiancé with cash, even if Kim Kardashian does have a boatload herself. A Barneys New York employee tells In Touch that Kanye West recently spent more than $20,000 on women’s shoes. Maybe it was Kim’s payback for appearing topless in his Bound 2 video. Or perhaps he was making up for the Wendy’s fast food meal they had in Philly last week. Not that we expect the shoes that he chose to be all that stylish; rumor has it West is helping KK with her epic-fail fashion decisions, which lately include dresses that could pass for lingerie.

Amicable split

Aussie media baron Rupert Murdoch and his soon-to-be-ex said they were parting with “mutual respect” after telling a judge they had reached a divorce deal. The chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox, 82, and his wife of 14 years (his third), Wendi Deng, 44, shook hands and hugged after a proceeding in a Manhattan court. They have two daughters.

Matter of opinion

Do you think he’s sexy? Sure, but tatted-out, skinny glam rocker Adam Levine — who’s currently the face of acne medication Proactiv — just doesn’t seem in the same ranks of past People’s Sexiest Man Alive honorees Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds or George Clooney. The mag’s managing editor Larry Hackett defended the pick on Good Morning America: “You want someone who’s new and modern and fresh, but you also want someone who the nation knows,” he said, adding, “We have to sell a lot of magazines.”

Kate’s way

The life of a 21st-century princess isn’t just tiaras and designer dresses. The latest issue of Us Weekly offers an inside look at how marriage and baby have transformed Duchess Kate Middleton. Since George’s July 22 birth, the mag reports that the new mother has put family before protocol. Her rules: Royal duties cannot take her far from London, and there will be absolutely no overnight trips. Unlike William’s late mother, Princess Diana, who had to miss her son’s first birthday to take an official trip with Prince Charles to Canada.

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